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Career Ladder talks to CBRE’s Regional Facilities Manager, South West & Wales

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started my career in FM 12 years ago as an Assistant Administrator. Through my drive and determination to enhance my skills and progress my career, I gradually ...

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Career Ladder talks to Whitbread Plc’s head of repairs and maintenance

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started my career as an electrical apprentice at British Aerospace. I then moved to the England, Wales and Scottish railways, progressing through design engineer and building services ...

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Career Ladder talks to the EMEA operations manager at a client site for JLL

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started working on FM almost by coincidence, moving out from a previous role of an MD Executive Assistant. I am now a professional with 20 years’ experience ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM at Turner & Townsend

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started my profession in facilities management as a temporary receptionist when I first moved to London from Australia 10 years ago. After two years of temping, I ...

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Career Ladder talks to the Senior Development Engineer at QD for Operation and Maintenance

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? While looking back to 2009 when I graduated, I had no idea what facilities management was. I started my professional career in ICT sector and worked for over ...

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Career Ladder talks to UK Workplace Manager at Amnesty International

Q: How did you progress in FM to your current role? I stumbled into the world of Facilities when I started working as Receptionist in a multi-tenanted building, a mix of commercial and office space. I quickly realised I wanted ...

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Working on the front-line: Career Ladder talks to Interserve NHS Domestic Manager, Vanessa Morrison

For this month’s regular column on individual FM careers, we talked to one of the many front-line FM people working for our NHS.  Interserve Domestic Manager Vanessa Morrison runs a team of 219 people delivering catering and domestic services to ...

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Career Ladder talks to Sophie Sibley, environment and energy data analyst at SPIE UK

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I actually started out at SPIE in a temp role after I finished University. During that period, I made sure I spoke with various people in the organisation ...

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Career Ladder talks to Geoff Grateley, former operations director, Intu Retail Services Ltd

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your recent role? I have always had a fascination with buildings, their architecture and how they work. I moved into FM and operations on leaving Manchester University with a town & ...

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Career Ladder talks to Jemma Millward, FM at EMCOR Group (UK) plc

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I fell into FM – my very first role was as a temp on an FM helpdesk in Plymouth (Interserve MoD account). I quickly realised that getting plumbers, ...

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